You’re a coward and I’ll teach you a lesson – Buhari replies Obasanjo

President Buhari who replied the 16-page open letter written by Olusegun Obasanjo, described the former President as coward and further threatened to teach him a lesson he will never forget.

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Buhari who replied Obasanjo in a statement titled ‘Get Well Soon’, accused the former President of handpicking his candidates against all known rules of the party that got him into power. It was further claimed that the former President, has never allowed any succeeding leader of the country function freely.

The statement reads in full;


The sixteen-page letter the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari and released this afternoon is the last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge.

Our first message to the former President is that he needs a good doctor for good treatment and to say to him, “Get well soon.”

As repeatedly said of him, since Chief Obasanjo left office in 1979, he never let every succeeding leader of the country function freely, and this included the one he personally handpicked against all known rules drawn up by the party that put him in the office of the President. But Chief Obasanjo is jealous because President Buhari has more esteem than him and the sooner he learns to respect him the better.

It is a notorious fact that in dealing with any leader that he failed to control, he resorted to these puerile attacks. As the grand patron, more correctly the grandfather of corruption as described by the National Assembly, Chief Obasanjo released today’s letter purely for the reason of rescuing his thriving corruption establishment.

The elections starting in February will be free and fair as promised the nation and the international community by President Buhari.

What Chief Obasanjo and his co-travelers in the PDP should expect is that from the outcome, we will teach them a political lesson that they will never forget. This margin will be much bigger than we had in 2015.

Claims that President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have embarked on the president’s “self- succession project, by recruiting collation officers who are already awarding results based on their projects to actualise the perpetuation agenda, in which the people will not matter and the votes will not count” is not only utterly false, but a copious note from the book on the failed third term agenda of President Obasanjo.

The man, President Buhari who has taken Nigeria’s reputation to a higher level internationally and is working hard to improve on the records of elections he found in place cannot descend to the level that Obasanjo has himself sunk.

As for his attacks of the administration’s records in fighting corruption, what the former President said is no more than evidence that President Buhari’s war against corruption is succeeding. They thought it is all a joke.

A leader who took USD 16 billion “upfront” to supply electric power yet failed to add a single megawatt to the national grid and to date, there is no trace of the money is jittery that he will be called to account. He is a coward.

Chief Obasanjo, manifesting a confused state of mind blames President Buhari for the fall of Libya into a failed state and the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and the ISIS, while at the same time calling it an African problem, saying “the struggle must be for all West African, Central African, North African and most East African States,” which really does not amount to saying anything new.

Nigerians looked up to him as a role model and a ray of hope to ethical and clean leadership until President Yar’Adua called him out to explain what happened to the sixteen billion dollars of taxpayer’s money. It is clear that with him sitting on top of the heap of corruption, he is no different from the crowd he leads.

This language of his 16-page letter, likening President Buhari to General Sani Abacha, a man he dreaded and the one who jailed him under military laws is most unfitting from a former President of Nigeria.

The claim that President Buhari has put in place rigging machinery is both outlandish and outrageous. We are unable to get the words to describe a 90-year old liar, except to say that by the publication of this tissue of lies against the President, he Obasanjo, not the President will fall from everyone’s esteem.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
January 20, 2019

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  1. This is one of the countries law does not hold or bind the act of the so called leaders. They are looking for their stomach.

  2. For long if we want better Nigeria, some trooks have to go down. Bring them all to book Buhari.

    Whoever have been troubling the peace of this country shall be brought to book.

    Enough is enough.


  4. Look at how this old men are insulting themselves in public just because of politics. God help you all.

  5. May God deliver Nigeria from Oppression. May He grant us god leaders. I am sick anof this political repertoire in the nationd tired

  6. please don’t teach anybody a lesson, use that energy in changing is not late or at least we can remember you for something good.

  7. Both of you are coward by exchanging words like woman in the market.
    Pls we like it when you exposed yourselves at list we know who to vote for.
    #OBJ and PMB, battle ground season 1, watch out for season 2&3

  8. They just don’t have words to say… What lesson are you planning to teach OBJ of all…. The fact that you are having a beef doesn’t prompt showing OBJ your worth value…. We need to fight corruption and not one another…. Calling him names and reminding the Nation about the past that they already knows is really irrelevant…. Peace should stand….

  9. Bubari is jus too much of a coward to have sense at all, rather than correcting his mistakes , he is there fighting nonsense fight , I pity him with passion

  10. I don’t think is the right thing at this time, let’s follow peace with all men,just take the message and forget the messenger

  11. Which reputation has Buhari taken international, am sure not Nigeria reputation. He always claim that he has done many things meanwhile he havent done anything. You are challenging Obasanjo, i pity you because you dont know what you are doing.

  12. We need a peaceful Nation,anybody who can fight corruption in this country Nigeria at least to an extent, this country doesn’t belongs to one person.Obasanjo leave and let leave thank you

  13. This country has big problem, there will be serious problem in this coming election. I pray for God’s intervention in the coming election.

  14. we will teach them a political lesson that they will never forget. This margin will be much bigger than we had in 2015.this is actually what I picked out from the open letter meaning 2015 election was already planned and 2019 is also planned the difference is that 2019 merging will be higher than that of 2015,we are just going to come out and fool ourselves they already worked out a well planned result for the election,what a leader Nigeria gat

  15. I think there is a personal rift between the two. But what he said should not be treated with kid gloves.

  16. I’ve never seen or heard of an ex president as boisterous as OBJ. This man should just keep his mouth shut and prepare for his dying days.

  17. Of a truth OBJ is the cause of all this problems we have and facing in this country instead of him to lay low and keep quiet he kept ranting he got served what he deserved

  18. The only person Obasanjo failed to criticize is himself any other presidents were been criticized by him.

  19. What we need is a peaceful Nigeria, not a fighting leaders,let the election be free and fair we beg u

  20. Is the bitter truth. Our Bwari is only the person that cares that will tell you the fact. Why not take the fact and leave your treat.
    . Is not personal please take note

  21. A funny heading to the reply letter. Obasanjo put us in this mess in the first place, I believe he should find a way of pulling Nigeria out of it.

  22. I don’t have anything to say about the both of them all I ask is, that God will give us a good leader that will seat on that presidential seat after this years election.

  23. Politicsssss, today your enemies and tomorrow you are friends. Just settle yourselves because I know u will

  24. Funny, has it turned to verbal insults , there is no lesson you will teach obasanjo because he has seen it all. Obasanjo is a strong man in the history of histories

  25. All this shouting and calling should stop. The fact still remains that the APC has failed Nigerians. All the promises they made haven’t be met.

  26. all we need is peace in our country Nigeria, all power belong to our creator God,so use your brain to handle things.

  27. Let’s be real here. Former president Obasanjo don’t deserve acussing our current president because he also has his own past. And it’s even worst than that of President Muhammadu Buhari

  28. Obasanjo should come down from his political high horse about Buhari not being a good leader. And i ask , was obasanjo a good leader? His tenure had a rate of corruption . Is high time he looked for something productive to do that will help Nigeria. You don’t need to be a president to help put your country in good perspective . For the records, i don’t support any of them .

  29. Let peace reign in this country oh! That is my prayer please let’s move the country forward and not fighting unnecessary fight. Its said that if two elephant are fighting its the grass and tress in the forests that suffer the loss.

  30. Just leave him and let his conscience deal with him he think everyone is like him Mr obj please leave the president alone to do his term

  31. President please leave him alone let him watch how a free and fair election is carried out n also how better our country is without him meddling in our election matter

  32. Why is it that in the modern countries past presidents don’t interfere with the government but here in nigeria the past presidents and governors still have a say in the running of the economy

  33. This is funny, teaching lesson because you are on power right, am suggesting you have a physical combat, let’s know who have power

  34. Pot belly politicians that doesn’t think about the masses instead them self, grand father of corruption and corruption leader

  35. On this one, I support OBJ. Yes he was corrupt. Does that now mean he should keep quiet in the face of brazen disregard for all known electoral rules? It is an open secret that APC has planned to rob Nigerians again. And that the coming election is already far from free and fair.

  36. I feel the president should even have time for all this talk that don’t bring profits, there are pressing matter he should be handling for example the Asuu strike.

  37. All of you are corrupts leaders no one is better pls tell the president not to try and teach obasanjo any lesson because obasanjo himself is not an easy person we don’t want war

  38. Why is this Baba still meddling in affairs that doesn’t concern him, PMB teach him a lesson he needs it

  39. Good to see the both of them falling out.I remember how Obasanjo campaigned for Buhari.Now, everything is now working against him.And Buhari doesn’t have self control considering his choice of words

  40. Whether you people like it or not, obasanjo can never die or can he ever be silent in political issues of this nation. Saying you’d teach him a lesson is really funny.

  41. hmm this one that present president want to teach ex president a lesson. Let’s their personal problems not affect the country

  42. Our so called leaders are comedian, instead of them looking at how to move this country forward they are busy fighting each

  43. I trust Buhari. May be Obasanjo thought everyone is Goodluck Jonathan. Buhari will handle him very well because he is the cause of this problem Nigerians are facing today

  44. After all said, I would like to see how this would turn out for both of them. I can’t wait.

  45. If the both of you are attacking each other like this, what then do you people expect from the masses.. I really wonder the kind of lesson Buhari wants to teach Obasanjo.. Lol.. Really funny

  46. These old men should die and let we the young ones rule. Since I was a kid, we were told that we’re the leaders of tomorrow. I still wonder whe that tomorrow would come

  47. Nigeria and his condescending tone at every given opportunity. You want to teach a former head of state a lesson? That’s very funny.

  48. Please let’s see how you are going to teach him a lesson. All we want is a peaceful election

  49. There is no lesson you can teach Obasanjo, the highest you can do is to investigate him for corruption allegations like you always do

  50. I wonder what they are trying to come about with all this speeches and trouble. May God deliver us in this country

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